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I held up my precious book before him; I rapped the open page impressively with my forefinger.
THE MOONSTONEWILKIE COLLINS
The courier looked puzzled for an instant, and then held up both hands with a sweeping motion.
FAMOUS INDIAN CHIEFSCHARLES H. L. JOHNSTON
St. Clair met him and held up a warning hand, while Happy touched his lip with his finger.
THE SHADES OF THE WILDERNESSJOSEPH A. ALTSHELER
In his left hand he held up a wheel, and in his right he carried a pail of water, wherein were flowers and fruits.
If he does entertain and has expressed such sentiments, he is not to be held up as peculiarly a disunionist.
As the door closed upon them, Sir Amyle held up his sword and muttered a prayer before it.
There was no more of doubt or hesitation in the way in which she held up her face to be kissed, than when she did so as a child.
A GIRL OF THE COMMUNEGEORGE ALFRED HENTY
She held up the finished hat, and every girl at the table uttered an “ah!”
PATTY'S SUCCESSCAROLYN WELLS
"But the twenty-five thousand dollars I won from you—" Joey began, but Cappy held up a rigid finger, enjoining silence.
CAPPY RICKS RETIRESPETER B. KYNE
I've been held up for my story with a loaded meal pointed at my head twenty times.

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